Coordinates: 30.207100 74.941399
BATHINDA- Drenched in rich culture and traditions
Named after Bharti Rajput Kings, city of Bathinda is among the oldest cities of Punjab. Situated in the Malwa region of Punjab, this city is considered to be an important destination for the tourists. For experiencing Punjabi tradition and culture, many foreign and local tourists throng this place.
Bathinda boasts of its rich heritage and culture, as it houses several monuments of historical importance. Various religious centers, such as Quila Mubarak, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Gurudwara Haji Rattan and many more make this destination famous among the travelers. Quila Mubarak is a beautiful fort that houses two gurudwaras in its premises. This fort is surrounded by a massive boundary wall and was used by the Mughals to stop and rest on their way to Lahore.
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is a religiously important monument for the Sikh community. At this place, the 10th Sikh guru prepared full version of the holy book, Sri Guru Granth Sahib and fought many battles. During different festivals, large numbers of devotees throng the city to mark their respect and pray at the gurudwara.
Bathinda also houses one of the famous and largest food grain markets, therefore the food grain requirements of many places all over India are fulfilled by this city. Tropical climate is experienced in the city of Bathinda. But being a holy city, tourists visit it all around the year. Various festive celebrations keep the ambiance of the city enjoyable. A visit to this marvelous city, which is also known for its booming industries, can be planned in any month of the year.